1987 Porsche 911 Turbo (930) £74,995
It doesn’t get much cooler than an Eighties black 911 Turbo and this one definitely deserves legendary status, says Dale Vinten
The 930 was Porsche’s first production turbocharged 911 and this coupé version has the 3.3-litre air-cooled flat-six turbo engine and four-speed manual gearbox. Presented in black with matching leather interior, the car remains in exceptional original condition throughout. It is completely corrosion free, including the underside which appears clean and in fine shape with no evidence of damage or leaks.
The paintwork is superb, showing no nicks, scratches or swirls, with the only minor issue being some slight fading to the offside edge of the roof, though this does not detract from the overall aesthetic. The period-correct OEM wheels look the part and come wrapped in Continental Contisportcontact tyres with plenty of tread and even wear. All bumpers and trim, including the ‘tea tray’ rear spoiler, are blemish-free and in excellent condition.
The engine bay is similarly well presented and the engine itself shows no sign of fluid leaks or worn parts. Inside, the interior is as close to immaculate as you can get with special mention going to the seats. The leather buckets are in excellent original condition, having aged impeccably. All gauges, switches and electrics work as they should from a car of this calibre.
Out on the road the car feels very sturdy. The engine pulls firmly in every gear but it’s not until the turbo kicks in at just over 4000rpm that you know you’re driving a very fast car indeed. Performance is majestic, even by today’s standards. The only noises are the whoosh of forced induction and an exemplary exhaust note.
The brakes stop the car effectively and in a straight line with no noise or judder. The steering feels well-weighted and precise and the handling inspires the confidence to chuck it into corners.
The engine starts on the button and comes up to temperature quickly, maintaining a healthy idle. The engine burns no oil and there is no hint of smoke from the exhaust on start-up or under hard acceleration. All fluids are at their correct levels and all pressure and temperature readings indicate a healthy, happy car.
The odometer reads 100,136 miles, which is not high for one of these, and with a meticulously documented history file this figure is nothing to fear. The car comes with a certificate of authenticity from Porsche and the original owner’s handbook stamped with full service history from new. It is accompanied by old MOT certificates that show the slow progression of mileage over time. A full gearbox rebuild was completed along with a replacement clutch, flywheel and oil seals in 2015 at a cost of £3750.
This fastidiously maintained 911 is a shining example of one of the most quintessential Porsches. It drives as well as it looks and represents a tempting slice of Eighties exotica at a fair price.
Black leather cabin looks immaculate
3.3 flat-six performs well up to expectation